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home : news : school February 19, 2017 

Piedmont Tech Celebrates Black History Month

Students, faculty and staff at Piedmont Technical College gathered for a campus-wide Unity Feast Wednesday. The event kicked off a series of Black History Month events at the college. Steve Coleman, director of Genesis Initiatives, center, served as emcee for a trivia contest on significant moments in black history.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Lander ROTC Freshman Recognized by General as Outstanding Cadet

During a brief ceremony today at Lander University, Brig. Gen. Darrell J. Guthrie, incoming commander of the 104th Division, recognized freshman Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) student Jordan House, of Gilbert, as an outstanding cadet by presenting her with a challenge coin.


Friday, February 17, 2017

PTC Cardiovascular Technology Program Hosts Heart Health Event

Piedmont Technical College’s cardiovascular technology program recently hosted Think Heart Smart, a community heart health event.

The event offered a blood drive with The Blood Connection and free cardiovascular risk assessment and counseling provided by Self Regional Healthcare that included blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), cholesterol screenings and A1C testing. Also on hand were cardiovascular professionals providing informative presentations, including Dr. Paul Kim, licensed cardiologist with Piedmont Cardiology Associates, center, who spoke on recent advances in the management of heart disease.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Lander Team Members Ready To Show What They Can Do In "Dancing with the Greenwood Stars" Fundraiser

Beyond Abuse of Greenwood is bringing back one of its most successful fundraising events, Dancing with the Greenwood Stars, and a team from Lander University is gearing up for the competition.


Friday, February 17, 2017

Lander finishes annual Homecoming Week in style

Whether it was rallying around a bonfire, cheering on the Bearcat sports teams, pulling for their favorite soapbox racer, or just tailgating on the front lawn, Lander University students finished another annual Homecoming Week in high spirits and style.


Friday, February 17, 2017

Spartanburg Resident and Legendary High School Soccer Coach Named Distinguished Alumni of the Year by Lander University

Lander University’s Alumni Association has selected Greenwood native and longtime Spartanburg resident Frank Ridlehoover as recipient of its Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award.

The award is presented annually to an alumna or alumnus who has distinguished themselves in their chosen field; is involved with civic, cultural, educational, and/or church activities; and has manifested special interest in Lander University with their time, talents and resources.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Piedmont Technical College Helps Workers, Industry Sharpen Skills through Apprenticeships

While the term sounds like something from centuries gone by, apprenticeships are a modern way to develop skills needed in today’s economy, as Piedmont Technical College students are finding out.

PTC is partnering with local industry on several new programs, continuing a mission of workforce development that goes back to the very beginning of the SC Technical College System.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Key role changes at Ninety Six Schools - Ward named Superintendent

In a 3-1 vote last night during the School District 52 board meeting, Rex Ward was selected to become the next Superintendent of Greenwood School District 52 (Ninety Six).



Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Homecoming King and Queen Crowned at Lander
Following a weeklong celebration of lively competitions and activities, the student body at Lander University has chosen a new Homecoming King and Queen.
Monday, February 13, 2017

Upcoming Elections

After an unprecedented 2016 election cycle, the Greenwood County Voter Registration & Elections Office is busy making preparations for elections scheduled for the Ware Shoals District 51 School Board, Ninety Six District 52 School Board, and the Town of Ninety Six.    

 Click on the title to see all the details surrounding these elections...

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Haering Precision Makes Presentation at PTC
Representatives from Haering Precision USA recently made a presentation to students in the machine tool technology, mechatronics technology, electronic engineering technology and welding programs at Piedmont Technical College. 
Saturday, February 11, 2017

MODELS Academy Program Adopted at Piedmont Tech

Through a new program at Piedmont Technical College called MODELS Academy, the college is taking action to address a problem of national proportions.


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Lander Habitat Begins Work on Second Home; Opportunity for Community to Support

Under a sun-drenched February sky, members of the Lander University chapter of Habitat for Humanity began work on the group’s second Habitat home on the Lander campus, moments after a groundbreaking ceremony.


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Lander Hosts Workshop for Montessori Educators from Throughout State

Montessori educators representing eight school districts throughout South Carolina recently visited the Lander University campus to begin work that will align the state’s curriculum standards with Montessori curriculum. A representative from the South Carolina Department of Education was also in attendance.


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Hagood selected as Head of School for Cambridge Academy

The Cambridge Academy Board of Trustees is proud to announce that Lori Anne Tunstall Hagood has accepted the position as Head of School for Cambridge Academy for the 2017-2018 school year. 



Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Cardiovascular Technology Program Sponsors Community Heart Health Event

Piedmont Technical College's cardiovascular technology program is joining with Self Regional Healthcare to sponsor a community heart health event. Think Heart Smart will be held Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the Lex Walters Campus-Greenwood.  


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Seven students take top honors at Lander University's annual art exhibit

A crowd of nearly 200 showed up on Feb. 2 to see four seniors, two juniors and one freshman win top honors at Lander University’s annual Student Juried Exhibit.


Friday, February 3, 2017

Piedmont Tech Associates to be Honored at State Conference

Three Piedmont Technical College associates have been named Outstanding Educators for the 2016 – 2017 academic year and will be honored at a statewide conference. The three will join fellow winners from sister colleges at the annual South Carolina Technical Education Association (SCTEA) convention later this month. 


Friday, February 3, 2017

Cybersecurity: Virtual Crime-Fighting, Real-World Rewards

This academic year, Piedmont Technical College launched a new cybersecurity program to fill a growing need for this skill set in information and computer technology professions.


Friday, February 3, 2017

Cybersecurity: Virtual Crime-Fighting, Real-World Rewards

This academic year, Piedmont Technical College launched a new cybersecurity program to fill a growing need for this skill set in information and computer technology professions.


Friday, February 3, 2017

PCAG students celebrate "Choice"
Students at Palmetto Christian Academy of Greenwood (PCAG) celebrate National School Choice Week.
Thursday, February 2, 2017

Lander Habitat Hosts Groundbreaking Celebration to Launch Construction of New Home

On Wednesday, Feb. 8, the Lander University chapter of Habitat for Humanity will host a groundbreaking celebration for construction of the group’s second Habitat home.

The celebration will begin at 1 p.m. at the Habitat build site on the Lander campus, adjacent to Lide residence hall on Willson Street.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Academic Honor Students Recognized for 2016 Fall Semester

Piedmont Technical College students who had outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2016 fall semester have earned inclusion on the President’s List. To be named to the list, students must be full time and earn a term GPA of 4.00. Students will receive a certificate of achievement signed by the college president.


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

NSHS Honor Roll Students for the second quarter of 2016-2017

12th Grade:

A Honor Roll

Zach Allison, Olivia Ashley, Tajea Barr, Kelli Beach, Virginia Cannon, Amanda Carson, Hope DeLoach, Lauren Dorn, Dillon Harter, Michael Hilley, Sarah Jonda, Carla Keeler, Powers Lucas, Dakota Matthews, Dylan McCary, Mary Moore, Jaclyn Myers, Destiny Rabon, Lauren Rhodes, Jewel Rogers, Mariah Rogers, Lexis Sanders, Amberlea Smith, Camryn Sprowl, Olivia Ulmer, Matthew Vail, Kaley Whitcomb, Ella Whitfield.

Click on the title to see the full list of Honor Roll Students...

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Lander Presents Cello and Piano Artist Recital on January 30

A cellist and pianist duo will perform a mixture of classical and contemporary pieces on Monday, Jan. 30, at St. Mark United Methodist Church on Highway 72 Bypass.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Wesley Commons Welcomes Nursing Students Back to Class

Representatives from Wesley Commons recently provided a special breakfast for the students in the Piedmont Technical College nursing program.


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Lander Announces Activities for Homecoming Week (Feb. 6-11)

A homecoming king and queen contest, talent show, medallion search, soapbox car race and bonfire with live music will be among the activities that Lander University students can take part in during homecoming week, Feb. 6-11.


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Wharton named as Lander University's new Nursing Dean

Holisa Wharton, interim nursing dean at Lander University since the summer of 2016, has been named the new permanent Dean of the William Preston Turner School of Nursing.

The announcement came following the conclusion of the university’s nationwide search to find a successor to Robbie South, who retired in May 2016.


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

PTC Massage Therapy Program Hosts Training

Piedmont Technical College’s Massage Therapy program recently hosted a special training for its students. The speaker, licensed massage therapist Krissi Sears, front left, provided the students with information on the massage therapy field and what they should expect upon graduation. For more information on the massage therapy program, contact Michelle Liggett at


Sunday, January 22, 2017

'Be That Light That Dr. King Spoke Of,' Johnson Says

To make unity a fact of life, people have to work at it, according to Dr. Darrell Johnson, the featured speaker at this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Program and Prayer Breakfast, hosted by Lander University.


Sunday, January 22, 2017

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